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Edition 9: Music of the Screen

If, like us, you’ve been watching more films than usual during lockdown, get listening to the music that makes them. We’re partnering with two local film heroes, The Ultimate Picture Palace and Film Oxford, to delve into the treasure trove of music for & from the movies. What film soundtracks have made it into your top playlists? What tracks from films do you wish were better known? Share with us your best film music finds! Our track for starters, chosen by The Ultimate Picture Palace, is “Love” by Mica Levi from the soundtrack to Under The Skin.

What is it?

We love discovering new music, and the best way to discover is to share. Listening Parties are a space to share the music you’re passionate about. You’ll discover something new and meet new people through their music choices.

How does it work?

Listening Parties are temporarily online. We’ve tried out several platforms for communal listening and decided to use Zoom for our virtual Listening Parties, until we can be in the same room again. Like an open mic, let us know when you sign up to attend if you’ve got a track you’d like to share. Unlike the live events, we’ll ask you to choose in advance what track you want to share and send it to us, so that we can play it to everyone. It can be a link to Youtube/Spotify/Bandcamp/Soundcloud/any freely accessible digital platform, or a file that we can download.

We’ll pull names out of a hat to determine the order of play. When your name comes up, we encourage you to introduce your track, tell us why you’ve chosen it, what is special about it to you before we all listen together. We’ll limit contributions to 4 minutes each so that we can fit in lots of contributions. The night’s bespoke playlist will be available to listen to again after the event, to go back to find any jewels you discovered. Sign up through Eventbrite, and we’ll send you a link to join the Zoom call and further instructions for participation.

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